KMC - Making Waves Since 1979!


In the 1970s...
In the early 1970s, the owner and president Ray Wadsworth built the first Liahona, featuring a cutting-edge twin-screw, shallow-draft design. A few years later, the second Liahona was built.


In the 1980s...
More commerical fishing boats were constructed and sailed out to sea. Here's a photo showing a few of them. Left to right, Hukilau (not built by KMC), Order of Magnitude, Natalia, St. Joe, and the third Liahona.


In the 1990s...
With an innovative aerodynamic fold-down mast and an unbelieveable 3000 hp water jet propelling her to unheard of speeds in excess of 50 knots, the Order of Magnitude became well known an Alaskan fishing legend for being the world's fastest commerical fishing vessel. Built in the glory days of the herring fishery, this boat was sure to win in any race to the fish. Read the Article HERE.

Mast down, cruising at 50 knots.



In the 2000s...
In an effort to improve the Alaska fishing industry, Kodiak Marine Construction was sidelined into fish processing technology. But they still managed to build boats, such as the Wild Salmon, a processing vessel converted from a primitive military landing craft.


In the 2010s...
In 2010, Kodiak Marine Construction completed the Liahona, the first of a new line of limit seiners which have been designed with the latest in 3D CAD technology. The story was featured in a National Fisherman article.




In 2016, the Liahona was followed by the Cumorah, a revamped sister boat to the Liahona.



In The Present
The first of a new line of 80' by 24' shallow draft twin screw tenders is currenly under construction.



In The Future...
KMC has designed several fresh new designs ready to be built. Will yours be next?



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